Plural

Italian Lesson 3 (Plural and Languages)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 3rd lesson is about the plural in Italian and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Italian Classes.

Plural

Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".

Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. The table contains 3 columns (English, Italian, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Singular vs. Plural in Italian

English Italian Audio
Countrypaese
Countriespaesi
Lakelago
Lakeslaghi
LanguageLingua
LanguagesLingue
Womandonna
Womendonne
Manuomo
Menuomini
Boyragazzo
BoysRagazzi
Girlragazza
GirlsRagazze

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Italian sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.

Singular vs. Plural in a Sentence

English Italian Audio
We speak two languagesNoi parliamo 2 lingue
They speak four languagesLoro parlano 4 lingue
I visited one countryIo ho visitato una nazione
She visited three countriesLei ha visitato 3 paesi
She has one sisterLei ha una sorella
He has two sistersLui ha due sorelle

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Vocabulary List about Languages, Nationalities, and Countries

Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.

Languages Nationalities and Countries List in Italian

English Italian Audio
Arabic (language)Arabo
Moroccan (nationality)Marocchino (m.); Marocchina (f.)
Morocco (country)Marocco
Brazilian (language)Brasiliano
Brazilian (nationality)Brasiliano (m.); Brasiliana (f.)
Brazil (country)Brasile
Chinese (language)Cinese
Chinese (nationality)Cinese
China (country)Cina
English (language)Inglese
British (nationality)Inglese
Britain (country)Gran Bretagna
American (nationality)Americano (m.); Americana (f.)
America (country)America
French (language)Francese
French (nationality)Francese
France (country)Francia
German (language)Tedesco
German (nationality)Tedesco (m.); Tedesca (f.)
Germany (country)Germania
Greek (language)Greco
Greek (nationality)Greco (m.); Greca (f.)
Greece (country)Grecia
Hindi (language)Hindi
Indian (nationality)Indiano (m.); Indiana (f.)
India (country)India
Irish (language)Irlandese
Irish (nationality)Irlandese
Ireland (country)Irlanda
Italian (language)Italiano
Italian (nationality)Italiano(m.); Italiana (f.)
Italy (country)Italia
Japanese (language)Giapponese
Japanese (nationality)Giapponese
Japan (country)Giappone
Korean (language)Coreano
Korean (nationality)Coreano (m.); Coreana (f.)
Korea (country)Corea
Persian (language)Persiano
Iranian (nationality)Iraniano (m.); Iraniana (f.)
Iran (country)Iran
Portuguese (language)Portoghese
Portuguese (nationality)Portoghese
Portugal (country)Portogallo
Russian (language)Russo
Russian (nationality)Russo(m.); Russa (f.)
Russia (country)Russia
Spanish (language)Spagnolo
Spanish (nationality)Spagnolo (m.); Spagnola (f.)
Spain (country)Spagna

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Daily Conversation in Italian

Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Italian Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Italian

English Italian Audio
Languages
I don't speak KoreanNon parlo coreano
I love the Japanese languageMi piace molto il giapponese
I speak ItalianParlo italiano
I want to learn SpanishVoglio imparare lo spagnolo
My mother tongue is GermanLa mia madrelingua è il tedesco
Spanish is easy to learnLo spagnolo è facile da imparare
Origins
He has a Moroccan rugHa un tappeto marocchino
I have an American carHo una macchina americana
I love French cheeseAdoro il formaggio francese
I'm ItalianIo sono italiano (m.); Io sono italiana (f.)
My father is GreekMio padre è greco
My wife is KoreanMia moglie è coreana
Countries
Have you ever been to India?Sei mai stato in India? (informal); è mai stato in India (formal)
I came from SpainVengo dalla Spagna
I live in AmericaVivo in America
I want to go to GermanyVoglio andare in Germania
I was born in ItalySono nato in Italia
Japan is a beautiful countryIl Giappone è un bel paese
Phrases
Long time no seeè un po' che non ci si vede
I missed youMi sei mancato (m.); Mi sei mancata (f.)
What's new?Che novità ci sono?
Nothing newNiente di nuovo
Make yourself at home!Fai come se fossi a casa tua
Have a good tripBuon viaggio

Fun Facts

Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.

Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in Italian about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Italian Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Italian homepage.

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